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  Posted by: seadart on Jun-11-13 5:26 PM (EST)
 

Flexible hulls for speed in heavy seas ..

http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/Building/FlexibleBaidarka/

Several years ago at Stanford I saw a computer animation of flexible Inuit kayaks frames moving through wave trains and confused haystacks. The modeling suggested that the flex added shock absorption but also allowed for increased speed in rough seas. I do not recall the justification, but it sure looked cool.

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